OC12CBRW – Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop

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  • Code: OC12CBRW
  • Duration: Days 5
  • Price per delegate: £2,725 +VAT

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Course Description:

In the Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop, learn to evaluate your own recovery requirements. Develop appropriate strategies for backup, restore and recovery procedures from provided scenarios.

Learn To:

    Develop appropriate backup and recovery procedures to address your business needs.
    Implement backup and recovery settings and perform backup operations to disk and tape.
    Employ Oracle Database recovery procedures to recover from media and other failures.
    Diagnose and repair data failures.
    Use Flashback Technologies and data duplication to complement backup and recovery procedures.
    Secure the availability of your database by appropriate backup and recovery strategies.

Benefits To You:

Ensure fast, reliable, secure and easy to manage performance. Optimize database workloads, lower IT costs and deliver a higher quality of service by enabling consolidation onto database clouds.

Backup and Recovery:

Expert instructors will begin by helping you gain a deeper understanding of possibly the most important job of a Database Administrator - backup and recovery. The concepts and architecture that support backup and recovery, along with the steps required to carry it out in various ways and situations, are covered in detail.

Recovery Manager Command Line and Graphical Interfaces

This course will teach you about Recovery Manager (RMAN) command line and graphical interfaces for various backup, failure, restore and recovery scenarios.

Benefit From Hands-on Practices and Workshops:

Participating in extensive hands-on practices and workshops will help you gain experience in a realistic technical environment. Interactive workshops give you the opportunity to diagnose and recover from numerous failure scenarios, based on backup and recovery case studies.

Upon Completion of Course:

When finished with this course, you will know how to evaluate your own recovery requirements. You will have learned to develop an appropriate strategy for backup and recovery procedures.

Target Student:

    Database Administrators
    Data Warehouse Administrator
    Support Engineer
    Technical Consultant
    Technical Administrator


  • Knowledge of Oracle Database 12c
  • Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL
  • Oracle Database 12c: Administration Workshop


  • Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Performance Based Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

    Describe Oracle Database backup methods and recovery operations that can be used to resolve database failure.
    Describe the Oracle Database architecture components related to backup and recovery operations.
    Plan effective backup and recovery procedures.
    Configure the database for recoverability.
    Use Recovery Manager (RMAN) to create backups and perform recovery operations.
    Use the Data Recovery Advisor to diagnose and repair failures.
    Use Oracle Flashback Technologies to recover from human error.
    Perform an encrypted database backup and restore.
    Perform tablespace point-in-time recovery.
    Describe additional high availability features such as Oracle Data Guard

Course Content:


    Curriculum Context
    Assess your Recovery Requirements
    Categories of failures
    Oracle Backup and Recovery Solutions
    Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture
    Oracle Secure Backup
    Benefits of using Oracle Data Guard
    Basic Workshop Architecture

Getting Started

    Core Concepts of the Oracle Database, Critical for Backup and Recovery
    Oracle DBA Tools for Backup and Recovery
    Connecting to Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
    Quick Start: A Problem-Solution Approach

Configuring for Recoverablility

    RMAN commands
    Configuring and managing persistent settings
    Using the Fast Recovery Area (FRA)
    Control File
    Redo Log File
    Archiving Logs

Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog

    Creating and Configuring the Recovery Catalog
    Managing Target Database Records in the Recovery Catalog
    Using RMAN Stored Scripts
    Maintaining and Protecting the Recovery Catalog
    Virtual Private Catalogs

Backup Strategies and Terminology

    Backup Solutions Overview and Terminology
    Balancing Backup and Restore Requirements
    Backing Up Read-Only Tablespaces
    Best Practices for Data Warehouse Backups
    Additional Backup Terminology

Performing Backups

    RMAN Backup Types
    Incrementally Updated Backups
    Fast Incremental Backup
    Block Change Tracking
    Oracle-Suggested Backup
    Reporting on Backups
    Managing Backups

Improving Your Backups

    Compressing Backups
    Using a Media Manager
    Creating RMAN Multisection Backups, Proxy Copies, Duplexed Backup Sets and Backups of Backup Sets
    Creating and Managing Archival Backups
    Backing Up Recovery Files
    Backing Up the Control File to a Trace File
    Cataloging Additional Backup Files
    Backing Up ASM Disk Group Metadata

Using RMAN-Encrypted Backups

    Creating RMAN-Encrypted Backups
    Using Transparent-Mode Encryption
    Using Password-Mode Encryption
    Using Dual-Mode Encryption

Diagnosing Database Failures

    Reducing Problem Diagnosis Time
    Automatic Diagnostic Repository
    Interpreting RMAN Message Output and Error Stacks
    Data Recovery Advisor
    Diagnosing Data File Loss (file system and ASM)
    Handling Block Corruption

Restore and Recovery Concepts

    Restoring and Recovering
    Instance Failure and Instance/Crash Recovery
    Media Failure
    Complete Recovery (Overview)
    Point-in-Time Recovery (Overview)
    Recovery Through RESETLOGS

Performing Recovery, Part 1

    RMAN Recovery in NOARCHIVELOG Mode
    Performing Complete Recovery (of critical and noncritical data files)
    Restoring ASM Disk Groups
    Recovery with Image Files
    Performing Point-in-Time (PITR) or Incomplete Recovery
    Table Recovery from Backups

Performing Recovery, Part 2

    Recovery of Server Parameter File, Control File
    Redo Log File Loss and Recovery
    Password Authentication File Re-creation
    Index, Read-Only Tablespace, and Tempfile Recovery
    Restoring the Database to a New Host
    Disaster Recovery
    Restoring RMAN Encrypted Backups

RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup

    Oracle Secure Backup Overview
    Oracle Database Disk and Tape Backup Solution
    Backing Up the Fast Recovery Area to Tape
    Defining Retention for RMAN Backups
    RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Basic Process Flow
    Integration with Cloud Control
    RMAN Database Backup to Tape

Performing Tape Backups and Restores

    Scheduling Backups with EM
    Oracle-Suggested Backup
    RMAN and OSB Process Flow
    RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Jobs
    Managing Database Tape Backups
    Performing Database Recovery
    RMAN Automatic Failover to Previous Backup

Using Flashback Technologies

    Flashback Technology: Overview and Setup
    Using Flashback Technology to Query Data
    Flashback Table
    Flashback Transaction (Query and Backout)
    Flashback Drop and the Recycle Bin
    Flashback Data Archive

Using Flashback Database

    Flashback Database Architecture
    Configuring Flashback Database
    Performing Flashback Database
    Best Practices for Flashback Database

Managing Backup Space or Transporting Data

    Transporting Tablespaces
    Transporting Databases

Duplicating a Database

    Using a Duplicate Database
    Choosing Database Duplication Techniques
    Creating a Backup-up Based Duplicate Database
    Understanding the RMAN Duplication Operation
    Using Cloud Control to Clone a Database

RMAN Performance and Tuning

    Tuning Principles
    RMAN Multiplexing
    Diagnosing Performance Bottlenecks
    Restore and Recovery Performance Best Practices

Backup and Recovery Workshop

    Workshop Structure
    Workshop Approach to Solving Failure Scenarios
    Business Requirements for Database Availability and Procedures